September 3rd, 2002

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Missing music

Once upon a time, Real Networks and House of Blues had an interesting partnershp going on where they would webcast concerts live, and later make archives of the concerts available for listening. The archives were free. They had some interesting bands. Originally, this was LiveConcerts.com. But eventually House of Blues moved everything over to their hob.com site. Then they stopped offering as many concerts. Then archived KCRW interviews went away. And within the last couple of months, all the archived concerts went away.

Which sucks. They had a lot of smaller bands there. And they had an archived concert of Erasure from 1997 that I really loved to listen to when I needed to go into a zone here at work. No more. Perhaps I shall have to purchase a "best of" Erasure album or find a live album from them. That means I shall have to venture into a music store, which I almost never do. And I refuse to give any more money to Amazon.com, and all the other online music sources from which I used to purchase CDs have disappeared.

Suck.

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Fetish-wear

As the result of a few emails back and forth with a friend, I am very strongly considering outfitting myself with some pretty outlandish fetish wear and freaking out people who have come to know me as a "normal" person at the Mercury. Maybe not as far as wearing butt-floss, but you never know.

I still need to go check out Utilikilts. Not very fetishy there.

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Fiery Chipotle Baked Beans

Deirdre (evillinn) came over tonight. We cooked together, hung out and chatted. Really low key. Are you sensing a "low-key" theme in almost everything I plan? I was somewhat stressed today, and this really relaxed me. Anyway, here was the main course. Mmmmmm delicious!

Fiery Chipotle Baked Beans

  • 4 ounces chorizo, thinly sliced
  • 2 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup fat free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup bottled chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Heat Dutch oven over medium-high hear. Add chorizo, sauté 2 minutes. Add onion, sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth and remaining ingredients, bake uncovered at 325° for 1 hour. Yield 10 servings (serving size ½ cup)